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The 80's Guesthouse
The 80's Guesthouse
The 80's Guesthouse
The 80's Guesthouse
The 80's Guesthouse
The 80's Guesthouse
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8.5

Excellent

676 reviews

676 reviews

Housekeeping48
Breakfast10
Internet1
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Loo Pun Hong

110 m

The Camera Museum

130 m

Chulia Street

170 m

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

220 m

Stardust

220 m

Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

280 m

Armenian Street

440 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

510 m

Khoo Kongsi

590 m

Penang Fort Cornwallis

840 m

Closest landmarks
public health center

110 m

Spider Web Internet

160 m

Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik

180 m

Consulate General of the Netherlands

250 m

NJ Books Centre

270 m

The 80's Guesthouse

46 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

Excellent breakfast

850 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

290 meters to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer

Facilities

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Contactless check-in/out

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Dry cleaning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.4 km

Rooms available at The 80's Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Shared Dormitory, Women only (4-bed)
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    6 beds
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      Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6-bed)
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        Basic Room
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          SHARED ROOM 4 BEDS FEMALE DORMITORY
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at The 80's Guesthouse?

            Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

            How do I get to The 80's Guesthouse?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, The 80's Guesthouse has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

            What is the smoking policy at The 80's Guesthouse?

            The 80's Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The 80's Guesthouse?

            Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 850 m away from The 80's Guesthouse.

            What restaurants are nearby The 80's Guesthouse?

            Restaurants including behind 50,love lane, 23 lovelane and East Xiamen Delicacies are popular in The 80's Guesthouse’s neighborhood which is known as Georgetown.

            What popular shopping places are close to The 80's Guesthouse?

            Located in the Georgetown area, The 80's Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Areca Books.

            What are popular attractions near The 80's Guesthouse?

            Guests at The 80's Guesthouse can easily visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi located in the Georgetown area.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The 80's Guesthouse?

            The 80's Guesthouse is located in the Georgetown area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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            What people love about The 80's Guesthouse

            • 9.2

              Exceptional

              "The beds were comfortable and the rooms were ok."

              Emalina

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              June 16, 2022

            • 8

              Very good
              Location

              "The guesthouse is perfectly located in the old Georgetown district, close from bars, night life and foodcourts, a great place to stay to visit the island."

              Guillaume

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              June 5, 2022

            • 9.6

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Helpful staff try hard to fulfill my request."

              Wan

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              May 17, 2022

            Property ranking|Compared to 2,313 Penang properties
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            Cheapest price score
            Room comfort score
            8.7/10
            Location score
            9.1/10
            Service score
            8.7/10
            Better than
            99
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            Better than
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            Better than
            95
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            Better than
            93
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            Overall rating:

            8.5

            Excellent
            676 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.2
            Facilities
            7.9
            Location
            9.1
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            What travelers say they love:
            Trendy interior just perfect for backpackers.
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            More about The 80's Guesthouse

            More about The 80's Guesthouse

            The 80's Guesthouse

            You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at The 80's Guesthouse, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Penang. The true local flavors and culture of Penang are yours with a stay at The 80's Guesthouse, located just 500 m from the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
            The 80's Guesthouse provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Penang can be assisted with the taxi services available here. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel.
            The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at The 80's Guesthouse. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
            Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at The 80's Guesthouse. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


            Around the property

            Venture outside the hotel and explore Penang. Your first day during your stay at The 80's Guesthouse should include a visit to Chew's Jetty located 930 m away. Photograph yourself in front of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 280 m away, which people travel great distances to see.


            Reasons to stay here

            Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
            Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 96% of accommodations in the city.
            This accommodation beats more than 97% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            7.9

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            34 mentions

            Breakfast

            15 mentions

            Food & Dining

            1 mention

            Internet

            1 mention

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Malay

            Internet access

            • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Ticket services
            • Tours

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Body thermometer
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Face coverings on staff
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Hygiene certification
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Safe dining setup
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff

            Services and conveniences

            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Daily cleaning
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Laundry service
            • Library
            • Luggage storage
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace

            Access

            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]

            Getting around

            • Car park [on-site]
            • Taxi service

            Available in all rooms

            • A/C
            • Complimentary drinking water
            • Hair dryer
            • Linens
            • Non-smoking
            • Shared bathroom
            • Shower
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • Wake up call
            • Wi-Fi
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • Continental
            Location
            46 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
            Exceptional
            Location

            9.1

            Airports

            • Penang International Airport (PEN)
              15.4 km 27 min drive
            • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
              86.6 km

            Public transportation

            • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
              850 m
            • Komtar Bus Terminal
              940 m

            Hospital or clinic

            • public health center
              110 m

            Shopping

            • Gurney Plaza
              3.6 km

            Convenience store

            • 7 Eleven
              170 m

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              250 m
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
              280 m
            • Armenian Street
              440 m
            • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
              510 m
            • Khoo Kongsi
              590 m
            • Penang Fort Cornwallis
              840 m
            • Chew's Jetty
              940 m
            • Kek Lok Si Temple
              7.4 km
            • Batu Ferringhi Beach
              11.3 km
            • Entopia
              13.7 km
            • Escape Theme Park
              13.8 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Loo Pun Hong
              110 m
            • public health center
              110 m
            • The Camera Museum
              130 m
            • Spider Web Internet
              160 m
            • Chulia Street
              170 m
            • Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik
              180 m
            • Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
              220 m
            • Stardust
              220 m
            • Friendship Park
              220 m
            • St George’s Church
              250 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-2 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib available upon request
            Children 3-12 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • Baby cot is not available at the property.
            • Extra bed is not available at this property.
            • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from15:00
            • Check-out until12:00
            • Reception open until23:00

            The property

            • Number of rooms 10

            Reviews of The 80's Guesthouse from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            8.5
            /
            10
            Cleanliness8.2
            Facilities7.9
            Location9.1
            Room comfort and quality8.7
            Service8.7
            Value for money8.6
            High score for Penang
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (82)
            8-9 Excellent (35)
            7-8 Very Good (37)
            6-7 Good (5)
            <6 Below Expectation (22)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (40)
            Jun - Aug (36)
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            Dec - Feb (58)
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            8.4
            Excellent
            William from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
            Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

            Excellent”

            I enjoyed my stay here at The 80’s Guesthouse. Not exactly sure how he name relates to the property as the decor isn’t that of the 80’s, but instead continues the rusted out bicycles and vintage radios pre-80’s. Nevermind. The staff were friendly, attentive and approachable. More importantly, they acknowledged you when you returned from a long day sighstseeing perhaps. Not with a fleeting glance or scowl, but a chirpy “hello! How are you?” This is a simple rule to appreciate your guests, that not all people apply. The property, is accommodation built within the original architecture. It can be a little noisy at times, but is guest dependant. One slight con, is the WiFi. But I think it’s more of a Penang issue as opposed to a fault of the Guesthouse. It has a frequent tendency to cut out or lag. Other than that, the bed was comfy, the plumbing worked and the nightly cost is cheaper than that of lunch in my hometown (cheap).

            Reviewed February 02, 2019

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Azharin from Malaysia
            Couple
            Double Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

            Time Capsule”

            I grew up as a teenager in the 80's so am going to be very biased. The 80's Guesthouse attempt at being a time capsule of this era was nearly there but not quite. IMO many of the static displays veered more towards the 70's. But the building was as how I remember these shophouses had existed back in the day regardless of where they were in many towns in Malaysia. I can almost imagine the former tenants, a family perhaps, living in the place. The place has character. I like it.

            Reviewed August 18, 2020

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Lianna from Canada
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

            Excellent”

            Initially had booked three nights at 80’s Guesthouse - central location, full + clean amenities with simple breakfast provided. On the second day, the AC in the dorm stopped working and the staff was quick to respond - initially trying to repair and when that didn’t work, moved us over to their sister guesthouse with a free upgrade! Thank you so much to the staff for the wonderful hospitality and quick action.

            Reviewed February 26, 2019

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            7.6
            Very good
            Lucy from Canada
            Couple
            Twin Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

            Just Okay.”

            Our stay at The 80's Guesthouse was fine but it wasn't great. Breakfast is pretty simple, just toast and some fruit and you have to do your own dishes. The room itself was tiny and the bathroom/shower situation isn't super convenient given the number of people and the issue of noisy stairs. The staff are lovely and the location is good for exploring Georgetown. If we went back to Penang though, we'd probably try somewhere else.

            Reviewed March 19, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Cindy from France
            Couple
            Double Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

            Convenient but room a bit noisy”

            We stayed 4 days 4 nights in Georgetown. (Amazing town if you like shopshouses, street art !) The guesthouse is very well located, the facilities clean and you get brekky and coffee included. We had a private room with a good size. The only con we could tell is that our room was right next to the stairs and you could hear people walking like elephants due to the age of the building. This is actually not due to the guesthouse (they did their job by putting notes about it) but more to the people who doesnt respect the others ! Overall we enjoyed it 😊

            Reviewed July 11, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Linda from Singapore
            Couple
            Double Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

            Super Good Customer Service”

            Love the simplicity of the guesthouse with a taste of the old Nyonya culture, bed was super comfy with nice hot shower and location is nearby to everywhere in town. We got a scooter just a few doorsteps down the street in front of a restaurant from an uncle for just RM30/day. What truly touched us is their amazing hospitality!! So I forgot to collect my ID used for the scooter rental from the uncle after checking out and called the guest house reception for their assistance to retrieve my ID from the uncle as I have already checked out and heading to the airport for my next destination. They graciously went through the trouble to help retrieved my ID from the uncle and called me back right afterwards reassuring me and arrange for the collection of my ID on a separate occasion with my cousin who lives in town. Thank you so much for everything!! Gave me another reason to love Penang Island!

            Reviewed December 27, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Louisa from Germany
            Couple
            1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

            Unbelievable nice Hostel”

            We were superhappy to stay at this hostel and would totally recommend it to everyone visiting georgetown/penang! It was over the average clean, they provided nice tips, good breakfast and nice guests! We stayed at a double bed dorm and had enough space for everything. This is a place you can fall in love with and look for every detail they provided. Thanks a lot for everything, we would lile to come back at some time!

            Reviewed March 02, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Adilah from Malaysia
            Group
            1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

            Had a great stay!”

            The guest house has a unique identity to it, it truly is like living in the 80s. the room was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was clean, the location was strategic and the staff was very friendly. The free breakfast was self service but I dont think anyone minded for the price that we paid. Would definitely come again for my next trip

            Reviewed October 12, 2018

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            MOHD from Malaysia
            Group
            Double Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            I❤️80's”

            l love this place.so clean and near town.love their deco and worth for money.their interior design so cool coz like 80's.remind me of childhood memories coz i'm from 80's.

            Reviewed November 15, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Aldyn from Sweden
            Couple
            1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in January 2019

            So nice we stayed twice!”

            Stayed first in a private room which was very nice and comfortable bed. Quiet despite old building. Great location on Love Lane, but far enough away from the main bars so it was calm atmosphere. Breakfast nothing special, but still very nice to have especially if you're lucky enough to get some fruit. Really appreciate the drinking water refill station. We stayed again one night on our way back through Penang and were in double bed in dorm room. Good value for money, but this one was facing the street and there was definitely some noise from some over-enthusiastic karaoke singers. Curtains around the bed would be nice for privacy. Overall it was great!

            Reviewed January 10, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Maxime from France
            Couple
            Double Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

            Exceptional”

            Very cool guesthouse. Value for the money is great, the room is not enormous but spatious enough and clean, the location is good too, in the middle of the histoical quarter. The common parts are really cozy, we met a lot of interesting people there. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We totally recommend it

            Reviewed January 30, 2018

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Jongphatharana from Thailand
            Group
            1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in August 2016

            Great location, wonderful staff, beautiful + comfortable spaces””

            The staff was absolutely wonderful and so friendly from the very start, they very kindly let us keep our bags/ hang around in the lobby after checking out in the morning and before our late flight. Very comfortable bed, clean living and bathroom spaces. Great location to access all the good things in Georgetown. Loved the minimal design and aesthetic of the place.

            Reviewed December 29, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Kate from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

            Great hostel in the perfect location”

            This hostel is at the end of Love Lane, so away from the bars so you can sleep well, but just 2 minutes walk to where are the great live music is. Within walking distance of pretty much everything in Georgetown. The hostel and really clean and has nice big, open communal areas. Staff are very friendly and the breakfast of toast, spreads and fruit did the trick.

            Reviewed March 21, 2017

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            7.6
            Very good
            Eric from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019

            Reached around midnight to a street full of drunk foreigners”

            Love lane is now more of a get drunk and douse lane. Too many pubs line this street entrance to the guesthouse so dont feel like I am traveling to the once charming Penang. The guesthouse itself is run down with a gate and lock thats cumbersome to open and close. Guess it needs added security now with the street full of pubs. Beds were good but our room was smelly with guest items strewn all over the place. Toilets are clean

            Reviewed February 16, 2019

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Maimon from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

            Love lane was lovely. ”

            Staff, Kittens, Rooms

            The staff were super helpful and friendly to show the whereabouts in penang. Breakfast was okay! Kittens were lovely. The decor was lovely and it was clean. I stayed in a four room female dorm. It couldnt have gone any better for me.

            Reviewed November 19, 2015

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Asanti from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            Double Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

            Clean & strategic guesthouse in George Town”

            I like that the hostel is an old shophouse so it gives the classic feeling of Georgetown in the old days. The perks then it is an oldhouse. So the floor is squeeky on the upperfloor. I would also suggest to renovate the staircase, so although it can give the antique atmosphere of old shophouse but it is newly renovated (the staircase board and fence look rusty, dirty and fragile). But the hostel is clean and very strategically located. Staffs are also super nice!

            Reviewed June 24, 2019

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Brandon from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Twin Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

            One of the best hostels in georgetown”

            clean beds, super comfy, air conditioning works, great showers, clean toilets. staff are super friendly and helpful. ask for alex if you can. a little pricey for the budget backpacker, this hostel is worth it. This has become my go-to hostel in penang.

            Reviewed December 01, 2018

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            7.2
            Very good
            Tom from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Twin Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in January 2020

            Okay”

            Location is perfect for the bars, staff are friendly and helpful. Cons- toilet (apart from one) and showers downstairs and most rooms upstairs. Classing it as 80's has allowed them to get away with it being shabby looking to go with the theme but it is clean. We paid £15 a night which in Asia we have got far far better but this may be the going area rate for the area.

            Reviewed January 15, 2020

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Nurul from Malaysia
            Couple
            Twin Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in October 2019

            Everything is sooooo good and worth the best .”

            What i get when i enter this place , is friendliness from the staff . I get clear information and useful suggestion . The place felt warm and so inviting . What can i say is , i’m surely will come back to this place when i visit penang again . Thank you for your warm hospitality .

            Reviewed October 28, 2019

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            7.6
            Very good
            ruru from Malaysia
            Couple
            Double Room Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            Shortage of staff”

            The stay in 80s is good. Just when we arrived the place, there’s no one there. We have to wait almost 20-25 min to check in. The furniture quite old and dirty. Other than that, the stay is good.

            Reviewed July 22, 2018

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